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Events in 2014

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Discover the many festivals and events that take place
in France and Belgium throughout 2014.

 
 
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War & Trauma

Ypres & Ghent, 1 November 2013 - 29 June 2014

The In Flanders Field Museum in Ypres and the Museum Dr Guislain in Ghent are working together ahead of the centenary to tell the story of the injured during the war and the psychological trauma of warfare.

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Reims Flea Market

First Sunday of every month

Pick up a bargain or just browse the stalls of antique and bric-a-brac dealers from across the region at this market at the Halles couvertes du Boulingrin on the first Sunday of every month.

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Bruges Christmas Market & Snow &Ice Sculpture Festival

22 November - 2 January

The market and ice rink is in the idyllic setting of the Market Square whilst the Snow & Ice Sculpture Festival takes place at Stationplein. Two reasons to visit beautiful Bruges during the festive season.

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Winter Wonders, Brussels

29 November - 5 January

One of Europe's biggest and best Christmas markets with around 240 wooden chalets, an ice-skating rink, street entertainers, impressive sound and light shows as well as a huge carousel.

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Le Touquet Christmas Market

30 November - 2 January

Less of a market and more of an enchanted winter wonderland, Le Touquet offers a traditional Christmas setting with characters, lights, music and a truly festive atmosphere. There are street stalls offering seasonal goods and a large ice rink.

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Ghent Christmas Market

6 December – 5 January

The Christmas market is held at St Baafsplein where carols and live jazz and folk concerts add to the ambience of the market. There is another market in the south of the city at St Pietersplein with a fun fair and stalls.

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War & Trauma

Ypres & Ghent, 1 November 2013 - 29 June 2014

The In Flanders Field Museum in Ypres and the Museum Dr Guislain in Ghent are working together ahead of the centenary to tell the story of the injured during the war and the psychological trauma of warfare.

Travel Guides

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Reims Flea Market

First Sunday of every month

Pick up a bargain or just browse the stalls of antique and bric-a-brac dealers from across the region at this market at the Halles couvertes du Boulingrin on the first Sunday of every month.

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War & Trauma

Ypres & Ghent, 1 November 2013 - 29 June 2014

The In Flanders Field Museum in Ypres and the Museum Dr Guislain in Ghent are working together ahead of the centenary to tell the story of the injured during the war and the psychological trauma of warfare.

Travel Guides

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Reims Flea Market

First Sunday of every month

Pick up a bargain or just browse the stalls of antique and bric-a-brac dealers from across the region at this market at the Halles couvertes du Boulingrin on the first Sunday of every month.

Travel Guides

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War & Trauma

Ypres & Ghent, 1 November 2013 - 29 June 2014

The In Flanders Field Museum in Ypres and the Museum Dr Guislain in Ghent are working together ahead of the centenary to tell the story of the injured during the war and the psychological trauma of warfare.

Travel Guides

Back to Top »

 
 

Reims Flea Market

First Sunday of every month

Pick up a bargain or just browse the stalls of antique and bric-a-brac dealers from across the region at this market at the Halles couvertes du Boulingrin on the first Sunday of every month.

Travel Guides

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War & Trauma

Ypres & Ghent, 1 November 2013 - 29 June 2014

The In Flanders Field Museum in Ypres and the Museum Dr Guislain in Ghent are working together ahead of the centenary to tell the story of the injured during the war and the psychological trauma of warfare.

Travel Guides

Back to Top »

 
 

Reims Flea Market

First Sunday of every month

Pick up a bargain or just browse the stalls of antique and bric-a-brac dealers from across the region at this market at the Halles couvertes du Boulingrin on the first Sunday of every month.

Travel Guides

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War & Trauma

Ypres & Ghent, 1 November 2013 - 29 June 2014

The In Flanders Field Museum in Ypres and the Museum Dr Guislain in Ghent are working together ahead of the centenary to tell the story of the injured during the war and the psychological trauma of warfare.

Travel Guides

Back to Top »

 
 

Reims Flea Market

First Sunday of every month

Pick up a bargain or just browse the stalls of antique and bric-a-brac dealers from across the region at this market at the Halles couvertes du Boulingrin on the first Sunday of every month.

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Camp de Boulogne

19-20 July

During this weekend the town will return to Napoleonic times with battle reconstructions and traditional music.

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Reims Flea Market

First Sunday of every month

Pick up a bargain or just browse the stalls of antique and bric-a-brac dealers from across the region at this market at the Halles couvertes du Boulingrin on the first Sunday of every month.

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1000 Voices for Peace, Brussels

1-31 August

In remembrance of the Great War the Flanders festival Brussels has commissioned a large-scale oratorio for peace. The festival includes the world creation premiere, the First World War Oratorio for symphony orchestra and great mixed choir, with choristers from 35 choirs from Belgium.

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Lijssenthoek Terminus, near Ypres

1-31 August

An open-air theatre is being built next to the cemetery in Lijssenthoek, close to Ypres, and during the month of August a multilingual musical play will tell some of the personal stories behind the 10,784 headstones of the cemetery. Undoubtedly a very moving experience in a poignant setting.

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Reims Flea Market

First Sunday of every month

Pick up a bargain or just browse the stalls of antique and bric-a-brac dealers from across the region at this market at the Halles couvertes du Boulingrin on the first Sunday of every month.

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St Symphorien Military Cemetery, Mons

4 August

To mark the centenary of the start of the war there will be a service at the military cemetery at Mons, Belgium with both British and German politicians and armed forces attending. The cemetery is close to where some of the battles took place and 164 men are buried here. Although in the southern Wallonia region of Belgium, Mons is under an hour from both Brussels and Lille.

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Summer Cavalcade, Boulogne

15 August

A carnival held in the centre of Boulogne and a show in Les Jardins de Nausicaà.

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Martyr Cities, Aarschot August 16 & 17, Leuven August 24 & 25, Dendemonde September 5 & 6 2014

Various dates

On 4th August 1914 German troops crossed the Belgian border and began their attack with the towns of Aarshot, Leuven and Dendemond. 100 years on these towns will remember the civilian casualties with a concert and light show set against the backdrop of the towns' cultural heritage.

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Grande Procession, Boulogne

23-24 August

A religious procession where many pilgrims and the maritime community dress in traditional costume and celebrate the mysterious arrival of the statue of the Virgin by the sea.

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Reims Flea Market

First Sunday of every month

Pick up a bargain or just browse the stalls of antique and bric-a-brac dealers from across the region at this market at the Halles couvertes du Boulingrin on the first Sunday of every month.

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European Heritage Days & Beurière Festival, Boulogne

20-21 September

Free guided tours, walks and activities held at the town's main monuments. The Beurière Festival takes part in a part of town virtually unchanged from the beginning of the 20th century and there are exhibitions, traditional entertainment and folklore groups.

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World War I Centenary, Antwerp

3-5 October

Antwerp will tell visitors about its role in the war, initially as a safe haven, through art exhibitions, historical walks and photographs displayed across the city. During the opening weekend in October the Belgian and Dutch armies will build a temporary pontoon across the River Scheldt which will act as a stage for music and dance performances and then visitors will be able to cross the bridges themselves.

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Reims Flea Market

First Sunday of every month

Pick up a bargain or just browse the stalls of antique and bric-a-brac dealers from across the region at this market at the Halles couvertes du Boulingrin on the first Sunday of every month.

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Double Ceremony, near Ypres

25 October

A double ceremony is planned for 25th October to mark the centenary of the first battle of Ypres. In the morning the ceremony will take place at Gheluvelt (approximately 9 kilometres from the centre of Ypres) to mark the battle which involved the Worcesters & South Wales Borderes. In the afternoon the ceremony moves to Zandvoorde (10 kilometres from Ypres) and the members of the Household Cavalry will also be remembered. In the evening there will be a concert 'Into the Sun'.

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Armistice Remembrance, Ypres

11 November

The Armistice is commemorated with an extensive programme of events each year in the surrounding streets and greater area of Ypres. Highlights include the Special Last Post at the Menin gate at 11.00 and the concert 'The Great War Remembered' in St Martin's Cathedral at 16.30.

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Reims Flea Market

First Sunday of every month

Pick up a bargain or just browse the stalls of antique and bric-a-brac dealers from across the region at this market at the Halles couvertes du Boulingrin on the first Sunday of every month.

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Please note that the above events are subject to change

 

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